Man charged in theft ring
STANFORD — A¿Lincoln County man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a theft ring involving equipment stolen in Lincoln and Casey counties and sold out of state.
Trevor Sims, 22, was taken into custody at his Skyline Drive residence by Lincoln Deputy Sheriff John Williams and Casey Deputy Sheriff Chad Weddle and charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. He was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center.
Lincoln Sheriff Curt Folger said the two deputies tracked three stolen zero-turn mowers and a golf cart to a location in Tennessee and used information obtained in that investigation to get a search warrant for Sims’ residence. There they found power tools, a generator, a pressure washer and several weed trimmers that had been reported stolen in Lincoln and Casey counties, Folger said.